31 Oct '13, 12pm

Sticks, stones and name calling won’t give us affordable energy | UK Green Building Council

Sticks, stones and name calling won’t give us affordable energy | UK Green Building Council

No one can have failed to pick up on the growing furore over energy prices, and the political games being played over who is most in touch with the concerns of ordinary people and the most vulnerable in our society, and who is prepared to stand up to the Big Six - portrayed as the playground bullies who throw their weight around, stealing the small kids' lunch money. The question is, does anyone really believe that the answer is to "roll back the green taxes and charges", as though we're dealing with the latest green villain to surface from a Marvel comic? It beggars belief that our country's leaders are prepared to paint the environment as the culprit for spiralling energy prices, when ECO, the Energy Company Obligation, has been introduced precisely to drive energy efficiency measures for the worst affected, and hardest to treat properties, leaking energy like the prover...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/sticks-stones-and-name-calling

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